These Are The Words That Will Adorn Facade Of Under-Construction Collins Park Garage

Miami Beach officials have selected the words that they want to appear on the exterior of the Collins Park Garage, which is now under construction in South Beach.

The garage has been in development for years, with city commissioners rejecting a more expensive design by architect Zaha Hadid before settling on the current design.

Planning Department staff held a meeting with the Collins Park Neighborhood Association to select the words. City officials decided that they don’t need commission approval for the word list, since they don’t consider it to be a monument, memorial, super graphic sign, or part of the Art in Public Places program.

The words will be arranged in the form of a crossword puzzle, with letters punched into a metal skin that wraps the garage. Lighting will be placed behind the perforated metal to highlight the words.

A total of 28 words were selected.

Architects / artists, significant figures – no living people:

  • John Collins
  • Russell Pancoast
  • Al Vrana
  • Barbara Baer Capitman
  • Conni Gordon
  • Carl Fisher
  • Art Deco
  • Mediterranean Revival
    Postwar Modern

Fauna & flora:

  • Parrot
  • Manatee
  • Dolphin
  • Avocado
  • Mangrove
  • Baobab
  • Seagrape
  • Sea Oats
  • Sea Turtle

Territory/ Neighborhoods/Structures:

  • Collins Canal
  • Lake Pancoast
  • Indian Creek
  • Cultural District
  • Beachwalk
  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Memorial
  • Ballet
  • Library